Monday, October 4, 2010
I set up a chute today to free jump a little appendix mare and see what she thought of it. While we had the chute built I decided to run Nina through it. She hasn't free jumped since we left Seabreeze. She nearly tore my arm off when I led her up to it by the halter. Then she jumped through it a few times while I raised the jumps and tried not to get run over. She was jumping in perfect form, then she got bored and started bouncing it.... an 18 foot one-stride. After a couple of times of that I knocked the poles down so she would stop but she went through it and did the broad jump over the scattered poles. I had to pull all of the poles completely out of the chute before she quit running through it. Then she followed me around while I put the stuff away. Man, can this mare jump!